Announcement June 29, 2021:
During this time of transition, we are asking that students who join the in-person portion of this class provide proof of Covid vaccination. In-person meeting will take place primarily outside. Students are expected to remain masked for any indoor meeting or if students cannot maintain social distancing outdoors.
We continue to have many classes available that do not require meeting in-person. If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are already familiar with the big monuments, memorials and museums, so come on an off-the-beaten-path virtual tour of Washington, DC, exploring lesser-known and even secret places throughout this special and unique city, which is one of only three planned capital cities in the world. Your guide on this adventure is Andrea Seiger, author of "111 Places in Washington That You Must not Miss.".
You will get to know lesser-known places and stories in some of DC’s diverse neighborhoods – Dupont Circle and Capitol Hill – and around the National Mall, memorials and monuments. Great stories and characters abound, from an heiress and her famous diamond necklace to brothers who became music legends; from a mansion with 80 secret doors to memorials to Presidents; from slave markets to the Underground Railroad; from notable women to entrepreneurs; and from the largest museum complex on earth to the glitz of the Gilded Age. Field trips for local au pairs will take place outside on Saturday and Sunday, each day in a different part of the city.
You will receive a signed copy of the book to continue your own explorations both from your sofa and in person.
Updated Course Information WS20:
This class will take place in a hybrid format due to COVID-19. Using this format, students will meet both online and in-person in Washington, DC. Students who are not vaccinated or who do not feel safe traveling to Washington DC have the option of meeting online in the days following the in-person portion.
Once you have successfully completed the course and submitted your final project, you will receive a CERTIFICATE via email stating you have earned CREDIT for 36 hours or 3.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).
Course Price: $275
Class meets online
(Times below listed in Eastern Time.
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Tuesday, July 20: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Thursday, July 22: 6:30p-8:30pm
Saturday, July 24: 9am-12pm (live in-person in Washington, DC)
Sunday, July 25: 9am-12pm (live in-person in Washington, DC)
Your course will consist of a pre-assignment, independent coursework, and final assignment as well as live online class sessions with your teacher and other au pairs. Credit for J-1 visa students is 36 hours. Students earning J-1 visa credit must attend all sessions and complete all homework.
About your teacher: Andrea Seiger, author of "111 Places in Washington, DC You Must Not Miss", is an educator and world traveler who has lived in Washington DC for 31 years. She has lived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has traveled thousands of miles on the Mayan Route of Mexico. Ms. Seiger loves to road trip around the Mid-Atlantic US and beyond.
View author Andrea Seiger speaking about "111 Places in Washington That You Must Not Miss":